This event is not open to the public.
RQI’s Andrew Minigan will be presenting one introductory and one follow up workshop.
I. Introduction to the Question Formulation Technique: A High-Impact Practice for Student Inquiry
This active learning workshop will provide participants an introduction to the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), a simple, powerful evidence-based strategy used by over 350,000 educators to teach students how to ask their own questions. The QFT helps to advance teaching and learning goals across all disciplines through cultivating collaborative, student-centered learning. Participants will:
- Experience the strategy
- Learn how and why the QFT works
- Review higher education examples across subject areas
Participants may attend this session without needing to attend the follow-up session.
II. Developing a Plan to Teach Your Students How to Ask Their Own Questions
This active learning workshop is a follow-up to the Introduction to the Question Formulation Technique (QFT). Participants will learn more on how to facilitate the strategy and will have the opportunity to plan on how to best integrate the QFT into their instruction to support ongoing work. Participants will:
- Do hands-on work on the art and science of the QFT
- Practice Question Focus design
- Develop a QFT lesson using a planning tool
Participants must attend the first session to attend this follow-up session.
Andrew P. Miniganis the Right Question Institute’s (RQI) Director of Strategy. He facilitates active learning experiences for educators, faculty, researchers, and students in both K-12 and higher education, and he has worked with tens of thousands of learners from around the world.
Andrew conducts research and consults on other researchers’ empirical work, and also designs new learning experiences and curricula to support educators, researchers, and learners. He is a Co-P.I. on a National Science Foundation funded research grant to develop a strategy so researchers can learn how to formulate better, more transformative research questions. He is also a P.I., with Sarah Westbrook, on a Library of Congress grant that will provide learning opportunities for educators around the country, especially those working with traditionally underrepresented students, so they may learn a strategy to facilitate more effective student-driven inquiry on primary sources.
From 2015-2018 Andrew led RQI’s Million Classrooms Campaign (supported with funding from the John Templeton Foundation). By learning with educators in the field, he scaled a pedagogical innovation on a global level. Now, students across all grade levels around the world are improving their own question formulation skills with a powerful yet simple strategy.
Andrew conferred an Ed.M. in Human Development & Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and graduated summa cum laudewith a B.A. in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire.